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On premises Gateway and High Availability Setup.


I have two servers connecting to the same On Premises Gateway Cluster using the same service account. This being in the same cluster, I tried running some tests to see how cluster will behave when one of the servers goes down. For continuity (High availability) sake I want to take all steps that will make sure PowerBI Reports won't fail even if one of the gateway servers goes down. I have following two questions:

1. How to force Secondary Gateway Server to be Primary? I tried "Migrate, restore, or take over", this option is not always available when I shut down service/server on Primary end. It was available only once when I shut down Primary. After that I tried to reproduce the scenario again but it didn't work.

2. How to automate the entire High Availability? If Primary Goes down, how do we make secondary to be primary automatically without manual intervention.


Thank you

Dinesh Pohane

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Hi @dpohane ,

You can get the answers of your question from the following video:

What the HECK is a Power BI Gateway Cluster

Best Regards
Community Support Team _ Rena Ruan
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